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Sid Lambert (1930 - 2017)  Artworks >>

A son of the late Mollie Francis Forehand and Oad Elbers Lambert, Sid was born on October 24, 1930, in Vernon, Texas. Sid Lambert worked as an Architect in Wichita Falls Texas and also was a renowned Bronze Sculptor. As an architect, Sid started drawing at the age of four. At the age of six he began taking art seriously. Each day after school he took art lessons and when they finished he would walk three miles to his home in Doan’s Crossing, Texas. After high school graduation, Sid worked as an architectural apprentice. Soon afterwards, he fell in love with a girl named Rosa Lee, but on an apprentice salary of only ten dollars a week, marriage was impossible. In order to marry her he took leave from his architectural endeavors and began working in an auto body repair shop. Their young marriage was interrupted when the Korean War began and he was drafted. After service, he resumed his architectural apprenticeship for eight years. He passed the Texas Architectural Examination and has continued to build his architectural practice since 1969, leaving the evidence of his award winning talents permanently displayed in the design of many beautiful and functional structures in Wichita Falls including Midwestern State University Library, Lamar Baptist Church, and addition to the Wichita Falls County Club and many other buildings in North Texas. Sid was also a sculptor and artist. As he grew up on the western trail of Doan’s Crossing, wildlife became very important to him. He watched small herds of longhorns, evidently strays from the Kansas cattle drive, living on an island formed by two channels of the Red River. Sid’s rare inborn talent showed itself in his childhood drawing desires. Growing up in the west, flavored by the auto body repair business, and then by a successful architectural design firm, Sid developed a driving desire for absolute perfection in each bronze sculpture he created. Since 1981, this multi-faceted man has designed many western and wildlife bronze sculptures. In such a short period, this works have been prolific and in great demand. They have been exhibited in Texas, Colorado and New York at the Rockwell Museum as well as being proudly displayed at homes around the world. Sid was a Texas Board Certified Architect, one of seventeen Founding members of the American Institute of Architects, founding member of the Texas Solar Energy Society and commercial panelist of The American Arbitration Association. He was a Master Bronzeman and recognized by the governor and The Texas Commission of Arts for outstanding contributions to the art of Texas. Sid was a former member of The Wichita Falls Historical Preservation Committee and Volunteer for the Arrowhead Ranch Estates Fire Department as well as former President of the Arrowhead Ranch Estates Association. Source

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